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A soundtrack with its eye on the score
A soundtrack with its eye on the score
Coming of age in the 1990s, an age when Hollywood and hip-hop were newly locked in holy matrimony, a fair share of our music listening was made up...
The fine art of domesticating a revolution
The fine art of domesticating a revolution
Cape Town, a parched city of rain worshippers and opposition contrarians, has in the past few years been refashioning itself as an art destination....
‘From No Fixed Place’, a space appears
‘From No Fixed Place’, a space appears
If we purposefully make space for any group that has been prevented from participation and representation — pushed to the margins, or erased...
Manstrology for the patriachy
Manstrology for the patriachy
At any given time on Facebook some contributor website with quick, viral content has a special post for me. “How to tame the Aries in you so that...
Live Art Network, an introduction
Live Art Network, an introduction
The Live Art Network Africa colloquium runs from February 17 to 20 at the University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange...
Senegal's rappers continue to 'cry from the heart' for a more just society
Senegal's rappers continue to 'cry from the heart' for a more just society
American musicians were once integral to political activism. The 1963
Kendrick Lamar's "All the Stars" video in appropriation scandal
Kendrick Lamar's "All the Stars" video in appropriation scandal
The appropriation of visual artist Lina Iris Viktor’s work in the video to Black Panther soundtrack song 'All The Stars' has become an...
For good vibes and an Arts fix, don't miss this
For good vibes and an Arts fix, don't miss this
Screenings of Inxeba (The Wound): The film of the moment follows the parallel stories of Kwanda (Niza...
A requiem for African identity
A requiem for African identity
‘I’m very conscious,” says composer Paul Hanmer, “that by setting Setswana lyrics to the music, I’m not creating a ‘typical’ Mass...
A letter to my Xhosa fathers and brothers
A letter to my Xhosa fathers and brothers
In 2010 before the World Cup, I and nine other writers travelled to eKoloni for four days to donate books and talk literature with the audience, a...
Gloves off as Vhembe and Comedy Central slug it out
Gloves off as Vhembe and Comedy Central slug it out
Musangwe, a bare-knuckle form of fist fighting that has been practised in parts of Limpopo since the 19th century, is barely understood by the...
The mystical everyday
The mystical everyday
There are two ways to get to Hammanskraal if I am travelling in the evening. I could use what I have endearingly come to know as die ou pad or I...
The fight against the extinction of fiction
The fight against the extinction of fiction
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